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Thursday, January 24, 2013

What I Did Wednesday #33



  1. Got the boys off to school.  They were happy, really!  I just get that evil eye when I make them pose for the camera.  :)
  2. Noticed the blooms on the little rose bush have opened!
  3. Enjoyed a pot of coffee...so steamy that it fogged up my lens!
  4. Wrote some thank you notes.  Extra fun when they are your own cards! ha.
  5. Ironed the wrinklies. :)
  6. Brought this old granite-ware pot home from the auctions a while back.  Thought I'd use it for my hanging plant above my desk.  I just removed the plastic hanger from the planter and set the whole thing inside.
  7. Thought the skin smelled so good while I was peeling some clementines, that I threw them in a pot with spices and water and simmered them all day on the stove.  Smelled so nice!
  8. Now I can water the hanging plant and it can drain into the pot!
  9. Watched the birds fight over the last of the seed! 
  10. Did 5 loads of laundry.  Darks, lights, sheets, towels and rugs. Still loving this huge dryer!  That's a full sized load of clothes in there!  I swear I could fit in it myself.  Next time I need a good spot during hide-n-seek, this is wear I'm going!  Nobody will ever find me! ha.  When I was a kid, I was so skinny that I could fit in the cupboard under the bathroom sink.  That was the best hiding place! ha.


Now I'm watching snowflakes before starting dinner!
Hope your day was lovely, too!


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  1. laundry...on the list of things to do tonight...got a bit of a back log myself...and coffee.....mmmmm.....ah i bet the clementines did make the house smell good...cool way to use the peels...my boys are hoping for snow thursday night...

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    1. haha...wait until your boys get bigger! Their clothes are bigger...makes the laundry mountain bigger...

      Our snow is sticking! It will stay, too, with the temps in the teens!

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  2. Those 3 men look so cool in their furry hats!!hahaha...
    Great idea for the plant...looks waaaay better,eh?
    Laundry...what would life be like without it??? I fear I will never know!
    I also love sending my own cards to people..:o)
    The roses look lovely...any smell to them???
    I used to hide under one of the bunk beds at our cottage ,when I was young...My brother could NEVER find me!

    We are at -15c here....very cold, indeed...
    Enjoy your evening..

    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. I love those Elmer Fudd hats. ha. I laugh every single time I put them on their heads. :)

      The roses don't smell! although, Jack won't stop smelling them. lol....

      under the bunk....oooh, you were sneaky! haha.

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    2. Oh...I forgot...
      I see my favorite Alex is in the middle again?!
      I want to have ice cream cake and tea at Marths's!!!!

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    3. haha...no, Alex is on the left, giving the evil eye. :)

      I want that cake, too! A very big delicious piece! lol....

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    4. I guess you would know..hahaha..I honestly thought that was him in the middle!!

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    5. That's Harry. And you know, he's usually everyone's favorite! lol....

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  3. lovely! especially 1, 2, 4, 6, and 7. Okay ALL of them! :) You already know what my day held :) but laundry was on the list too.

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    1. You had a lovely day! After I eat dinner, I want a piece of that snickers amazement. lol....

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    2. ha, thanks for the reminder! must go put it away. It is melting sitting on the table. still some left even after the big boys had a go at it :) That cake was huge!

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    3. It looked huge! I'm sure Anthony didn't mind a bit that it wasn't a chocolate cake. :) The MIster always requests chocolate cake for his birthday, too! Last year I asked if I could make it turtle, with carmel and pecans layered over the frosting and he said no! haha. I still want to make a turtle cake...maybe I'll have to make one for Valentine's Day. :)

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    4. No he didn't mind at all! He likes to try new food. My next cake will be square. Kinda like the shape for something different. That turtle cake sounds delish. I'll come help you eat it! :)

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    5. There was a scrumptious looking turtle cake on pinterest that I pinned. Yum. I'm sure he'd have no trouble eating it. lol...

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  4. looks like a great day, my guys wear those hats too! Lovely rose, so delicate, I could have used a dryer like that years ago!

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    1. I wish I had it back when they were babies!

      I'm really enjoying this little rose! I hope it will thrive.

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  5. Betsy , the clean out of the house project??? lol I feel terrible, maybe is the summer, the hot days I dont know but I feel tired, ...
    Today all the morning out with Ditto dentist! Finally the dentist give him an anthibiotic! but now he feel better.
    ANd I have to iron when I arrive home!!
    Love the kids picture!
    Love the roses, just beautiful!
    Love this little bird:)
    a big hug!
    xo

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    1. Clean out the house projects are good for the winter! When I'm hot in the summer, you will be cleaning! haha.

      Glad Ditto is feeling better!

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    2. Aah Betsy good idea I will make in the winter lol
      yes Ditto had an infection. Sigh! Yes he is better
      xo

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    3. Yes, there is no need to clean house in the summer...you need to be in the pool! ha.

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    4. Oh yes Betsy you have reason" thanks:))))

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  6. Love the photo of the boys ready for school!! So cute in their hats! Your note cards are just beautiful, Betsy! So talented! blessings ~ tanna

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    1. I love those hats...they are hilarious!

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  7. What a trio of cuteness. Love those hats..yes I think I spotted an "evil eye" HaHa. What a busy day you had. Dani and I went to MiMi's for brunch and a trip through the Mall where she found some cute tops to take home. She leaves in the morning, and it's been a nice break for her and fun for me.

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    1. Sounds like you've had a wonderful time! It's always good to get away for a few days...she will feel rested and ready to get back to the busyness!

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  8. I might be in love with your dryer.

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    1. ha! Well, I sure am. It's amazing...fast and huge. Where has it been my whole life?? lol....

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  9. My favorite is the snapshot of your boys. Their expressions are so cute

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    1. Oh, they do crack me up. As soon as they see the camera, it's all over!

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  10. Hubby just bought some hats like your boys have on. I'd love to get a picture of him in one!

    XO,
    Jane

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    1. Well, they are warm! You'll have to get that pic and post it. :)

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  11. I always love such pictures...

    Pierre

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    1. Aw, thank you, Pierre! :) I always love your visits!

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  12. Well, I did 2 loads of laundry and that was about it. I can't begin to keep up with you! Confession: a good book interferred with my chores.

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    1. haha...well, drink a whole pot of coffee by 11AM and you'll be surprised what you get done. lol....

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  13. Hi Betsy .. the idea of the clementine fragrance around the house - sounds a wonderful idea. I was sent a packet of spiced Christmas teas (2010)... and could not understand where the mince-pie aroma was coming from ... for about three weeks - then I realised!!

    Love the description of your day ... as Janice says the thought of your day is a little daunting - but I know we just get on with things ... and I love seeing your photos .. the pink roses are a delight aren't they ...

    Cheers Hilary

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    1. I loved that homemade simmering potpourri! I'll be doing it again, that is for sure!

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  14. I like the steaming coffee photo.
    Today my house smells like turkey soup. I'll be filling the crockpot with vegetables once I de-bone the bird.
    And I am taking Mom to the Hearing Center. Hopefully they can help us with those squealing hearing aides.

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    1. turkey soup...yum. It's perfect soup weather!

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  15. Still have a ton of laundry at my door
    But I save it up and take it to that other shore
    Pfft to doing it myself
    Not using those germy ones at our shelf
    I can still fit in the cupboard at my zoo
    Although if I tried now I'd prob break my back, sad but true hahaha

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    1. haha...maybe we can do that thanks to the fountain of youth.
      Although others might think we're kooks.

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    1. it was nice! Especially because I didn't have to go out into the cold! lol....single digits!

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  17. Awww your boys are adorable! Awwww! Hope they had a great day at school! Love what you did with the orange peel!

    Take care
    x

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  18. gorgeous photos. lovely ty cards too. :)

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  19. You do more in one day than I do in a week. Seriously. And you look great too, especially in those dangle earrings! Way to go Betsy!

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